"Martin Heidegger was one of the most original and important philosophers of the 20th century, but also the most controversial. His thinking has contributed to such diverse fields as phenomenology (Merleau-Ponty), existentialism (Sartre, Ortega y Gasset), hermeneutics (Gadamer, Ricoeur), political theory (Arendt, Marcuse), psychology (Boss, Binswanger, Rollo May), theology (Bultmann, Rahner, Tillich), and postmodernism (Derrida). His main concern was ontology or the study of being. In his fundamental treatise, Sein und Zeit (Being and Time), he attempted to access being (Sein) by means of phenomenological analysis of human existence (Dasein) in respect to its temporal and historical character. In his later works Heidegger had stressed the nihilism of modern technological society, and attempted to win Western philosophical tradition back to the question of being. He placed an emphasis on language as the vehicle through which the question of being could be unfolded, and on the special role of poetry. His writings are notoriously difficult. Being and Time remains still his most influential work."
Date 2009-06-02Source Clinical ArchivesRun time 27:20
Massimo Croce : soundscape
Tessa Lochner : voice
Artwork: Angiolamaria Conti-Guglia
Massimo Croce was born in Ferrara, Italy 1966, has been living and working in Cairo since 2001. Inspired by the work of futurist musicians of the early 20th century such as Luigi Russolo, Croce celebrates "noise" as an additional element of "sound" that could be utilized in the creation of musical pieces. His music (almost a misnomer) involves the desynchronization of somewhat distorted sounds.
Describing his work pattern, Croce explains that he walks the streets of Cairo with a voice recorder, recording everyday sounds to which the average Egyptian on the street is oblivious. Callers at the bus station, street vendors, the familiar bustle on the Cairene streets, all draw a smile on his face while others may huff and puff about the annoying sound level. "Normally, noise is looked upon as something annoying. Yet, we have always been living with noise," Croce said. As a matter of fact, Russolo, his role model said the same thing almost a century ago.
Localization: In the winter Cairo Egypt, in the summer Ferrara Italy.
 “Cosmonauta”; MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “Prima material Cairo Vol.1”; MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “Dirty Sound” ; MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “To Gab” ; MP3 and Cd; Ozky e-sound
 “Interferenze” MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “Inseguendo il Silenzio” MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “Atopos” MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “Loop” MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “hOme arT v.0.0.1.” MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “Ebenmass” MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “hOme arT v.0.0.2.” MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “Città Futurista” MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “hOme arT v.0.0.3.” MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “Live in Cairo 2008” MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “nayANDnoise” MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
 “Suq el Goma” MP3 and CD; Ozky e-sound
(Influences: L. Russolo, John Cage, Pietro Grossi)
PAST CONCERTS / LIVE SHOWS:
Cairo 100live festival 2008, Cairo El Sawy Cultural Center 2009, Cairo Warsha 2009, Cairo Italian Cultural Center 2009
Ferrara High, Foundation Festival 2008, Ferrara Giardino delle Duchesse 2008